Creamy Spring Greens Soup

Creamy Spring Greens Soup
Just because  winter is fading away, doesn't mean we leave soup behind too.  Have you noticed with warmer temps we crave lighter and more fresh flavors?  It's true.  Every year it happens.  And then I take notice.  More salads gradually take over as the weather warms up. But don't give up on soup.  These off and on rainy days of ... Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings

Chicken Vegetable Soup and Dumplings
Unless you live in the southern hemisphere,  things are probably a little nippy in your neck of the woods.  Assorted soups throughout these cold winter months show up at our dinner table almost daily. Sometimes they're thick and creamy, and other times they are vegetables and protein that mingle in a flavorful broth.  They are the perfect food for dipping ... Read More

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kale Soup
I'm writing to you from my home office where a glance out the window brings me this view. We have been dumped on generously!  The snow stopped for a few days but has resumed today.  It's so beautiful!  This view changes with the lighting throughout the day providing us with stunning views of the prairie. In the late afternoon the ... Read More

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup
When we first got married, 40 years ago, putting food up was a point of contention between us.  Hubs grew up on a small farm, building barns and driving a tractor.  His families "normal" was to go out to the chicken coop and garden to get dinner and fill the pantry up with home-grown canned goods.  I grew up on ... Read More

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup
There's a lot going on here on the home front this weekend.  I thought I'd shoot this recipe for a light spring soup your way real quick. It's perfect for the weather we're having right now.  It's still a bit chilly so I find myself wanting a warming soup but not a heavy one like one I'd crave in the ... Read More

Wellness Soup

Wellness Soup
We got away to Maui-land for some rest & relaxation.  It was lovely.  We had a zip lining adventure that was oh. so. fun.   Watched gorgeous sunsets, swimming turtles and humpback whales. With a Farmers Market within walking distance from where we stayed, we enjoyed lots of fresh food right on our Lanai. But we also enjoyed some of Maui's ... Read More

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, dairy and gluten-free, happens to be a perfect match for these these cold dreary days of winter. Our bumper crop of tomatoes from last summers garden came in handy for this recipe.  After putting up many quarts of Garden Vegetable Soup and marinara sauce in the freezer for winter meals, we still had tomatoes galore that ... Read More

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock
We skipped town to celebrate Thanksgiving Nashville style and to hang out with this sweet grand-daughter. Knowing I was hosting a homemade soup and bread Christmas party for our church staff and board on our return home, I roasted a turkey just so I could make homemade stock for this Spinach Tortellini and Turkey Soup.  After enjoying roasted turkey for ... Read More

Cozy Day Lentil Soup

Cozy Day lentil Soup
Perfect for a rainy day at home, this Cozy Day Lentil Soup is my go to when the weather outside makes me want to cook up something warming and soothing inside. Lentils are a relatively quick and easy legume to prepare compared to other legumes.  Rich in a plethora of nutrients, they provide nourishment at a reasonable price.  Lentils keep ... Read More